Heritage shirtmaker, Mikkel Rude has also moved into both knitwear and footwear of late. We ask him about his past, the present and see what the future holds.
1. Judging by your clothes, you've obviously, got a mod or skinhead past, tell us about that.
I got into, punk, mod and 2-tone around 79, and became a skin in '81. I´ve got a cutting somewhere from my dad's Sunday Times or Observer. It's from '80 or '81 and featured British youth cults. There's a pic of a bunch of skins hanging out off Petticoat Lane, dressed in suit jackets, button-downs, Sta-prest, royals, red socks, etc. Theres so much attention to detail, so much style and quite a bit of arrogance, I loved it right away.